Indian Sociologists

Indian Sociologists

Question

What was D.P. Mukerji’s views about Western social sciences ?

Answer
What was D.P. Mukerji’s views about Western social sciences ?Views of D.P. Mukerji about Western Social Sciences :

1. D.P. Mukerji was against the positivism of western social sciences. For it reduced individual into biological or psychological units. The industrial culture of the west had turned individuals into self-seeking agentss. The society in the West had become ethnocentric.

2. By emphasizing individualisation, i.e. recognition of the roles and rights of the individual, positivism had uprooted man from his social moorings.

3. D.P. Mukerji observes, “our conception of man is pursusha and not the individual or vyakti.” The word vyakti rarely occurs in our religious texts or in the sayings of the saints.

4. Purusha or person develops through his co-operation with the others around him through his sharing of values and interest of life with the the members of his group.

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